Tag Archives: Salem High School

Friendly Farm Restaurant – Jim & Marguerite Sumpter

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published July 2015. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. The Daily Capital Journal newspaper dated November 5, 1938 stated it perfectly. “Some people have a way of always making you … Continue reading

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Salem High School/North Salem High School History Resource

We were so pleased today to learn about the work the North Salem Alumni Association has been doing to preserve the history of Salem’s oldest high school. Check out their website here to view biographical information about distinguished alumni and … Continue reading

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First Donation of the New Year, 2014.001

This photo-postcard is the first donation to the WHC of the new year.  It features a photograph of Rufus Boatwright in what he writes is his “foot ball attire.”  Boatwright attended Salem High School.  According to the 1915 Yearbook, he … Continue reading

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Japanese Girl Tells of Camp, 1942

This article was a front page news story in the Clarion (X2013.011.0022), the newspaper of Salem High School.  It provides excerpts of a first hand account of one of the 14 Japanese students from Salem High School who were sent … Continue reading

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Yew Park School 100 Years Ago

As the Willamette Heritage Center prepares to host our third annual Heritage Invitational Exhibition later this month, we’ve been scouring our collections for materials related to the theme of childhood in the Willamette Valley.  We’ve come across some real gems … Continue reading

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Salem High School Class of 1917

We recently uncovered an open letter from Bryan Goodenough to the Salem High School Class of 1917 (X2012.027.0001).  The letter, dated 1961, includes updates on alumni from the class of ’17 and others they may have known at their time … Continue reading

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Related to Salem School History

Sometimes when I am going through files I come across something that would be really helpful in the right circumstances.  This type-written document with no citations gives dates for people with some connection to Salem (Oregon) schools.

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